Glider will allow you to:

Easily format visual content for your display

Your display may have a weird aspect ratio, or be composed of multiple displays, or have a bezel grid running through it. Glider will allow you to format your content to accommodate your display's particularities.

Make things change over time

Set up content to appear, disappear, and change over time, in arbitrarily complicated (or simple!) sequences.

Distribute content over many displays

You want your display wall to show one thing, a separate monitor to show something else, and your viewers' smartphone something else again. Glider will allow you to tag content for different displays, creating a coordinated, distributed display environment.

Control one display device from another

Control a display wall from a smartphone, let the display wall change what's on an audience's mobile devices, or any one of a number of configurations. Glider will have message-passing between display devices built in.

Project status

As of the start of 2018, Glider is just getting under way. Planning and development will begin in earnest through 2018 – 19, so stay tuned.

Glider is being planned and developed at the Brown University Library. It is funded by, and a proud member of, the Immersive Scholar project at NCSU Libraries. If you're interested in finding out more, please do contact us.